No longer will the Channel Nine commentary box be an exclusive “boys club” this summer; at least, not for part of the season anyway.
Meg Lanning, Southern Stars and Victoria Spirit captain, might be 22, but she’s made so many inroads on the field that her recognition has skyrocketed. Continue reading
Australia’s female cricketers returned this week from what was a gutsy and determined World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh – and they returned with silverware.
Throughout the course of the tournament, the quality of the performances was high, and the games enthralling. Forget that the crowds were small, or that most overseas viewers could not tune in visually until the semi-finals. Continue reading
On Day 4 of the Boxing Day test, high profile Southern Stars cricketers (the Australian women’s team) were guests on The Cricket Show, Channel 9’s lunch break segment. The two players were opening batsman and vice-captain Meg Lanning, and dual international Ellyse Perry.
Equality is something the majority of people like to strive for, or perhaps participate in. Sport, however, seems to be a whole different playing field at times.
Australia has a reputation for producing strong cricket sides. However, it seems to be a little known fact that the Australian women’s cricket team, the Southern Stars, have been setting the bar across the world for women’s teams for several years now.